[Tutor] Re: Ideas for beginning programs? [uselesspython.com
/ Sphere Online Judge]
dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Jul 30 22:52:09 CEST 2004
On Fri, 30 Jul 2004, mjekl wrote:
> 3 - Write a program that gives asks you for temperature and the scale
> (Celcius / Farenheit) and then gives you the corresponding temperatures
> in (Farenheit / Celcius).
> 4 - Make a phone book using nested lists (or list and tuples)! Use a
> menu to search a phone number by name or vice-versa
> 5 - Make a phone book using a simple list! Use a menu to search a phone
> number by name or vice-versa
> *Compare these phonebooks with a phonebook made with a dictionary* *Make
> a version of Guesser using OOP*
You might also find Useless Python useful here:
Rob has accumulated a lot of good projects that an aspiring programmer can
sink their teeth into. (I need to find time to help Rob revive Useless
Python... Not enough hours in a day... *sigh*)
Wasn't there also a notice on Tutor a while back about an "online judge"
contest? Let me check... Ah! Ok, Tomasz Noin'ski sent an announment
about the Sphere Online Judge (SPOJ) a few weeks ago:
The website for SPOJ is:
Some of the problems are ridiculously doable:
but others are more profound:
So the problems from the Sphere Online Judge may be very helpful to learn
how to apply Python to something fun and challenging.
Good luck to you!
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